Definition of stroppy in English:

stroppy

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Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒpi
 
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adjective (stroppier, stroppiest)

British informal

Derivatives

stroppily

adverb
More example sentences
  • I exclaimed, and flounced stroppily to my desk.
  • Unlike other systems that stroppily tell you to make a U-turn, it calmly and almost invisibly replots the route.
  • I re-did the vocal a week later, if only to make a point of starting as stroppily as I intended to continue.

stroppiness

noun
More example sentences
  • The pressure of the festive season, combined with raging hormones, has raised my reputation for stroppiness to an unprecedented high.
  • A pantomime of stroppiness ensued, complete with petted lip.
  • Days later the Scotsman took a pot shot at Sands' stroppiness while attending an awards ceremony.

Origin

1950s: perhaps an abbreviation of obstreperous.

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